This is the website of Abulsme Noibatno Itramne (also known as Sam Minter). Comments here or emails to me at abulsme@abulsme.com are encouraged... or follow me on Twitter as @abulsme.

Categories

AbulTags

Calendar

Pics from Nov 2014

937 pictures for the month. First cut got it down to 50. Second cut got it to the required 1 per day 30 for the month of November.

IMG_8704

2014-11-01 01:13 UTC – Remember I divide things based on Universal time, so in Seattle Trick or Treat is early on November 1st and that is how we start the month. For the second year running, Brandy made Alex a train as his costume. He also wore a conductor-like outfit.

IMG_8735

2014-11-01 02:08 UTC – The train leaves the station with Grandma Ruth right behind.

P1060649

2014-11-01 02:14 UTC (picture by Grandma Ruth) – At first, all the stops were like this. Alex insisting on hiding in the train while begging me to do the doorbell ringing to collect his candy.

IMG_1899

2014-11-01 02:34 UTC – Later, after a bit of coaxing, we got him to actually go up and ring the bell.

IMG_1901

2014-11-01 02:34 UTC – After which he would immediately turn and run. He would then hide in the train again.

P1060656

2014-11-01 02:56 UTC (Picture by Grandma Ruth) – Eventually toward the end, he finally (reluctantly) did the whole thing himself a couple of times.

IMG_1960

2014-11-01 03:57 UTC (picture by Brandy) – This was Amy’s first outfit for Freaknight.

IMG_1946

2014-11-01 04:04 UTC – Trick or Treating over, Alex wants us to inspect some food he found.

IMG_1976

2014-11-02 01:1? UTC (picture by Brandy) – Amy was going to be Chell (from Portal and Portal 2) for her second costume for Freaknight, but it was canceled for this evening. Amy was sad.

IMG_8773

2014-11-02 01:14 UTC – Amy was not the only one in the family into Portal though, and Alex wanted a turn at the Portal Device.

IMG_1992

2014-11-04 20:35 UTC – Alex was working hard in his workshop on new train layouts, but it wouldn’t do quite what he wanted, so he was getting very frustrated. Not much later, this particular layout was no more.

IMG_8849

2014-11-07 00:54 UTC – I got a pic of a nice sunset in Lynnwood, WA.

IMG_8882

2014-11-08 20:23 UTC – Roscoe wants to know why I am taking his picture.

IMG_8941

2014-11-13 21:59 UTC – Alex had a trip to the dentist that required him to be asleep via anesthesia. This was right afterwards. He had roused enough that they were OK sending him home, but he was still basically asleep.

IMG_8947

2014-11-13 22:19 UTC – Once he woke up his first request was McDonald’s. We had to tell him he wasn’t supposed to eat for another hour or so. He was very unhappy about this. He really wanted McDonald’s.

IMG_8972

2014-11-15 21:52 UTC – A few days later though it was all forgotten. He wandered the aisles of a drug store choosing things he wanted, including the hat, glasses and brush, and asked to pose with his loot. (Which he did get to have.)

IMG_0116

2014-11-17 22:42 UTC (Picture by Amy) – Um, then Amy totaled her car. Nobody was hurt except the car.

IMG_0111

2014-11-17 22:?? UTC (Picture by Amy) – Amy was very sad though. Poor car.

IMG_9012

2014-11-20 22:39 UTC (picture by Brandy) – Brandy got to go with Alex to a Thanksgiving thing at his school. Alex made faces while he ate.

IMG_9025

2014-11-22 01:56 UTC – I’ve got Alex pumping gas for me.

IMG_2037

2014-11-23 04:58 UTC – Alex decided that to be warm he needed to join me inside my sweater.

IMG_2044

2014-11-23 18:37 UTC – Alex is starting to REALLY get into Lego. Usually it is vehicles of one sort or another, but this time he made this, which he said was “a dog in his yard”.

IMG_9093

2014-11-27 03:16 UTC – And when he visits Grandma Ruth, he plays with MY old Lego from when I was a kid. You can also see the Mr. Potato Head that was modified to look like my High School Physics teacher Mr. Posa as part of a Rube Goldberg project my senior year of high school.

IMG_0006

2014-11-28 01:45 UTC – Amy is not amused as I attempt to take pictures of her as we get ready for Thanksgiving dinner.

IMG_0018

2014-11-28 01:50 UTC – A few minutes later, Alex elaborates on a story he wanted to tell before dinner.

IMG_9134

2014-11-28 05:49 UTC – Later in the evening, food cleared away, Alex starts on some crafts.

IMG_9147

2014-11-28 21:00 UTC – Pair of pants on head as a hat? Check! Second pair of pants in case you lose the first hat? Check! Blanket? Check! One of mommy’s purses? Check! Lets go on an adventure!

IMG_0048

2014-11-29 16:26 UTC – Alex and Roscoe check out the first snowfall of the season.

IMG_9211

2014-11-29 18:24 UTC – Daddy is just cold.

IMG_9234

2014-11-29 18:36 UTC – There wasn’t that much snow, and it wasn’t very good for packing, but this was our pitiful attempt at a snowman. It was about 4 to 5 inches tall.

And thus ends November.